The window for the franchises to retain players for the 2014 Pepsi IPL season closed at 5:00 pm on Friday and many teams retained their star players while Delhi Daredevils did not retain any of their players due to management issues.
Twenty four players have been retained, including fourteen Indian players (of which three are uncapped) and ten overseas players as per reports.
Twitter users reacted strongly to the retention and expressed anticipation towards the auction that will take place on 12 and 13 February 2014 at the ITC Gardenia Hotel in Bengaluru.
Delhi Daredevils have chosen not to retain any of their players. The decision means that players like David Warner, Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen will be going into the auction pool.
Check out the official statements by teams on Twitter:
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 10, 2014
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) January 10, 2014
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) January 10, 2014
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) January 10, 2014
— Chris Gayle (@henrygayle) January 9, 2014
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) January 9, 2014
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) January 10, 2014
— Kol Knight Riders (@KKRiders) January 10, 2014
Official Statement: DD will not be retaining any player from the previous squad for IPL-7
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) January 10, 2014
Check out the players retained by different teams:
Check out the public reaction on todays announcement:
Retention done with. Now to see how the auction goes. #IPL
— Vignesh Kumar (@213Vignesh) January 10, 2014
Very very happy to be retained by @KKRiders. I love the KKR family. I hope to keep repaying the faith shown in me.
— Sunil Narine (@SunilPNarine74) January 10, 2014
Mumbai Indians don't want to retain Mitchell Johnson? Were the Ambanis so busy counting their money in December that they missed the Ashes?
— Z (@7edhead) January 10, 2014
Mumbai Indians not retaining Mitchell Johnson looks like an outrageous move, but am sure they have a plan to buy him in the auction
— Kunal Purandare (@kunaljp) January 10, 2014
Who advised mumbai indians on the retaining of players...kartik johnson instead of rayudu n mallinga... I think it was nita ambani herself..
— gauhar pruthi (@gauhar1986) January 10, 2014
— Kohliiiiiiiiii. ♥ (@forever_Kohli) January 10, 2014
With the auctions near, IPL sure seems exciting this year.